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Man arrested after boy seen driving lorry down motorway

Written by on 11 September 2020

A 37-year-old man has been arrested after a young boy was filmed driving a lorry down a busy motorway in Northern Ireland.

Footage shared on Snapchat shows the child sitting in the driver’s seat while clutching the vehicle’s large steering wheel.

The boy appears to be the only person controlling the lorry as it drives down the middle lane of a motorway in County Tyrone.

In the footage, a man sat on the passenger side of the vehicle says off-camera: “You alright there lad?”

The child replies while driving: “Yeah.”

A car is seen overtaking the lorry as the short video comes to an end.

Footage appears to show the boy is driving down the middle lane of the motorway

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) Road Policing Unit said a man was arrested and released on bail in relation to the video.

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The force said: “A 37-year-old man arrested by officers from PSNI Road Policing Unit investigating an incident in which a video was shared online of a young boy driving a lorry, has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

“A man has been arrested by police investigating a video showing a child apparently driving a lorry on a motorway in Co Tyrone.”